Artist Information, Alessandro Mendini

A world famous designer who awakens innocence of childhood by bringing pleasure in everyday life, Alessandro Mendini

Alessandro Mendini, called as a world’s top designer who survives, was born in Milano, Italy in 1931. He graduated from Architecture Department in Milano Politechnico in 1959. Though specialized in architecture, Mendini has been engaged in a variety of areas of the design field without boundaries. His works, which are imbued with the innocence unique to him, awaken innocence of childhood one might have experienced once in his childhood, thus conveying to people of all ages pleasure they relate to. From 1970 to 1985, he served as an editor-in-chief of architecture magazines, <Casa Bella> and <Domus>. Since then, he as a designer has done design works with the world famous enterprises - Cartier, Hermes, Swarovski, Alessi, Bizaza, Margis, Swatch, Riva 1920, Benigni, Ramun, Safilo, Zanotta, Artemide, Kartell, Driade, Valcucine, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, LG Houses , Hanssem, Lotte Card , Hankook Ceramics , SPC, Cha Hospital Group, POSCO Construction, Iloom etc. – and currently, he is vigorously engaged in design activities. In 1979, 1981 and 2014, he won the Golden Compass Award and the architect EUROPEAN in italy and a title of knighthood for Cultural and artistic merit in France.